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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : West Fork : Engagement (5.10+)
By: Eric D When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: Overall great route. Pitches 2, 4, and 6 are excellent. Nice work Darren!

A bit of beta - I would leave the #5 next time and I did appreciate having a grey TCU on the last pitch. Also pay attention to the rap beta here. We didn't and the rappels were "interesting." I don't know where the PG13s are coming from. I felt well protected the whole way. Top of pitch 6 is a bit dirty but I got bomber pro every body length.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle : Tin Roof Sunday (5.11d)
By: Eric D When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: A cool route that climbs unique features - flakes, blocks, cracks, and a roof. The roof is great!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Flagstaff Crags : San Francisco Peaks : Hobo Jungle
By: Eric D When: Jun 12, 2012

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Comments: Nice work with this place Darren! Thanks for sharing and overall making this a good-time for everyone to contribute to, it's been a blast seeing the place develop.


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Desert Shield Buttress : Desert Shield (5.11a C3)
By: Eric D When: Apr 1, 2012

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Comments: The grill at the bivy needs some lovin. It has a baseball sized hole in the bottom that will quickly get bigger, and that leaks charcoal. Three options.
1) Bring a new grill to attach. The existing one is just a coleman camp stove with all of the innards taken out. If you bring a new one you will need to put chains or steel cable on the sides to suspend it. Basically, you can remove the old one and have a single biner from which you would need to hang the new one. The old one has chains o... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : *The Waterfall : *The Main Amphitheater : There Will Be Blood (5.12+)
By: Eric D When: Jan 21, 2012

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Comments: This doesn't look like much from the ground but is an excellent pitch. Great finishing sequence.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Eric D When: Dec 14, 2011

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Comments: Cranking! You guys should meet me at the Waterfall this winter. Some of the best climbing in the state.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Unknown (5.12-)
By: Eric D When: Nov 13, 2010

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Comments: Wow. Unbelievable. The bolt ladders all over the place are bad enough. Now this. Chop it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Winslow Areas : *East Clear Creek : Winslow Wall : ... : Valley Girl (5.11a)
By: Eric D When: Jul 15, 2010

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Comments: See the route Lady Boys if you want to add a 2nd and a short 3rd pitch to the top of this climb.


Location: South America : Venezuela : Acopán Tepui (also Akopán... : Rey Araguato (Araguato King... (5.11+) : Photo
By: Eric D When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: The climb can be done in one long day from basecamp.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Jabberwocky (5.12 R)
By: Eric D When: Jul 14, 2010

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Comments: Yup, Ray said with the y.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Change in Luck (5.12 PG13)
By: Eric D When: Jun 27, 2010

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Comments: I agree, stick clipping the 2nd bolt would basically mean you are on TR for the hard climbing. But, top roping is fun too. It's not all that necessary to stick clip, just be careful. Good climb. The runout up high is not too bad. You are on very big holds when run-out. A #2 BD cam will make you feel better.


Location: Eric D : Acopan Tepui - Venezuela : Photo
By: Eric D When: Jun 16, 2010

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Comments: It's a quartzite and sandstone mix. The sandstone is bullet hard. Hand drilling is a real pain.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Alamo Canyon : Leviathan Dome : North Face (5.10c R)
By: Eric D When: Jun 8, 2010

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Comments: The traverse pitch isn't bad at all if you drop down before starting to traverse. I wouldn't give it an R if you traverse at the right place, which you reach by downclimbing off of the belay ledge and the traversing.

Has Over the Rainbow's bolts been replaced?


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Red Dwarf (5.12)
By: Eric D When: Apr 11, 2010

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Comments: Now I know why! My beta was all wrong on Aurora. I was using the 12c beta. Yes, Aurora is easier.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Resolution Arete (5.10 A1)
By: Eric D When: Mar 24, 2010

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Comments: Classic adventure route. So good. Do it in a day, this is not a good route for hauling or carrying heavy packs.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Solar Flare (5.11)
By: Eric D When: Mar 24, 2010

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Comments: A good route. Thanks for removing the bolts Eric, it was much more memorable that way. And gave me a bigger case of sewing-machine leg!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Photo
By: Eric D When: Mar 23, 2010

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Comments: It was a circus out there. Getting the nut out after everyone was falling on it involved a lot of shenanigans. Awesome route!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Red Dwarf (5.12)
By: Eric D When: Mar 14, 2010

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Comments: Nope, haven't done Aurora on gear yet. But, Red Dwarf on gear went easier for me than Aurora on bolts.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Red Dwarf (5.12)
By: Eric D When: Feb 27, 2010

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Comments: Great route! Though, both Adam and I thought it was 11d/12aish. Sun spots is a nice hard trad crag, not many of those on Mt. Lemmon. Adds a lot to the mountain. Nice work EFR and others.


Location: South America : Venezuela : Acopán Tepui (also Akopán... : Rey Araguato (Araguato King... (5.11+)
By: Eric D When: Nov 2, 2009

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Comments: Contact us through MP if you want a high quality topo file.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Jabberwocky (5.12 R)
By: Eric D When: Oct 16, 2009

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Comments: I thought so too but the Kerry guide did not have a Y. I'll change it for now and ask Ray next time I see him.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : Photo
By: Eric D When: Sep 24, 2009

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Comments: Oh my god. Did you guys color coordinate your outfits on purpose? I know that you are getting married, but come on!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : East Stronghold : Rockfellow Group : ... : Unknown (L of Endgame) (5.11)
By: Eric D When: Sep 24, 2009

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Comments: The climbing is high quality and fun, but yes, it is too bad that it interferes with an established route.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall : The Original Route (5.12)
By: Eric D When: May 26, 2009

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Comments: Great route. Don't be intimidated. Get on it! I would call many of the 5.11 pitches atleast two letter grades easier than what the guidebook gives them. The pitch ratings are pretty soft.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Air Worthy (5.12-)
By: Eric D When: Jan 21, 2009

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Comments: Sorry Eric, I pulled a big chunk off this route. Sometimes I pull so hard I just rip the rock to shreds, can't help it. There is now a exposed band of epoxy where it used to be behind a flake. I enjoyed the bottom half despite *ahem* the bolted 15 foot crack.


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